my EEs won't lady in the nesting box

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Megn, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. Megn

    Megn Out Of The Brooder

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    is there a way to get them to lay in the nesting box? they just lay out in the open "run" part.
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Have you tried putting golf balls or fake eggs in the boxes? It worked like a charm for my "free range" layer. Also make sure the boxes are semi-dark and private inside, so the hen feels safe when she lays in there.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2013
  3. karenspeeps

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    I have golf balls in all my laying boxes. The hens seem to prefer Callaway and Titlelist. I keep finding one egg on the floor below the boxes every morning. I found a small egg today out in the run.
     
  4. Megn

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    every once in a while I can get them to lay in the nesting box but both my EEs lay on the ground. one even lasted in the snow the other day.
     

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